Massage And Spa Chain Cited In Assault Allegations
The nation's largest day spa chain is now being scrutinized for alleged assaults at their facilities around the country. Buzzfeed News published the results of an extensive investigation and found over 180 sexual assault allegations against Massage Envy.
To make matters worse many of the reported crimes have basically been ignored or mishandled by investigators, law enforcement, and the spa and its employees. Among the complaints were instances of unsolicited groping, petting, and even oral advances made against clients.
Officials with Massage Envy declined to comment specifically on the Buzzfeed report however legal counsel for the company made this statement as reported on NOLA.com.
We hold franchise owners accountable to our policies and, when we say nothing is more important to us than treating clients with respect and giving them a safe, professional experience, we mean it
Personally, these are very frightening allegations. I hope they are not true. I love to give massage certificates as gifts to my wife. I would hate to think that I might be putting her in a compromised situation.
Obviously, there are things you can do and should do to make sure that your massage experience is a good one. Among those are communicating with your therapist and speaking up when you feel uncomfortable. Professional therapists are there to make your experience a good one and ensure that you receive all the benefits that a good massage can offer.